Holiday season is also crafting season — there are sweaters to knit, cookies to bake and ornaments to make out of duct tape. Since you don't always have time to make something for everyone on your list, here are some gifts that your crafty friends will love.
Some are handmade, others inspire them to make things. They also come in two categories: under $20 and over $20.
Just about everyone loves chocolate chip cookies, but have they had salted chocolate chip cookies
? If you've had plenty of sugar cookies, you may want to take a bite from one of the other major cookie food groups, salted. Made by Not Without Salt, this kit is a fun treat to get kids of all ages baking. (Makes 18 to 24 cookies.)Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies
Want to stir the creativity of someone who spends quite a bit of time in the digital world? Kiwi Crate makes great craft kits for kids, toddlers, tweens and teens. The Glowing Animals kit
celebrates luminescent creatures like jellyfish and glowworms. When they're done playing, your recipient has a little creature to cuddle with.Kiwi Crate Glowing Animals Kit
Of course all crafty kids are not made the same and you may want to give one a craft kit that allows them to make up whatever comes to mind. The Green Kids Creativity Kit
comes with stickers, colored pencils, crayons, paint and more. As the name suggests, it's all eco-friendly.Green Kids Creativity Kit
Of course some friends are celebrating Hanukkah this time of year. If you want to send them something a little fun, here's a dancing dreidel card made by HelloLucky. They also have plenty of other holiday cards
(like the one at the beginning of this gift guide).
Dancing Dreidel Hanukkah Card
If you want to make sure someone stays nice and toasty this Winter, send them the Faribault Holiday Throw Blanket
, which is based on a striped design first made by Faribault Woolen Mill Company in the 1800s. A portion of the proceeds of this blanket is also sent to support an organization helping patients with blood cancer. That adds a little extra meaning to this already weighty blanket.Faribault Be The Match Blanket
If you know someone who has to have the wackiest, ugliest Christmas sweater
every year, this red 3D Christmas sweater stuffed with a moose certainly, um, stands out. Featured on Live with Michael and Kelly it's definitely for someone who isn't afraid to take things all the way. Probably not recommended for sliding down the chimney.Red 3D Christmas Sweater with Moose
Don't forget to get yourself something nice this holiday season? Do you need some new supplies
? Blick Art is having sales for much of December and chances are they have something you want (or let's just say it's something you need).
Arts and craft supplies
— As much as you want to spend